A cute little story about a cute little girl and what happened when they put her in charge of a raffle at the parish fair. Kathleen Thompson Norris, who wrote both as "Jane Ireland" and "Kathleen Norris" (no relation to today's writer of that name) was a prolific and popular writer of non-fiction, short stories and novels, as well as working as a reporter. Her half-Irish and Catholic heritage gave her a different viewpoint, and her experience with working for her living and... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Works of Kathleen Norris, Vol. III, Gutenberg
This 1877 short story depicts a voyageur town on the Missouri River, and the strange alliance during a winter of sickness between two of its non-voyageur residents: Father De Smet, a Catholic priest, and Mademoiselle Ninon, a woman of easy virtue. The light and humorous story grows rather sad by the end, but never loses hope. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: A Mountain Woman, by Elia W. Peattie, 1877.
A lost treasure, a lady in distress, and a message from beyond the grave! This 1855 story is an earlier appearance of Harry Escott from "What Was It? -- A Mystery", and features the same entertaining mixture of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction
The classic story of a man who learns to love his country when it is taken away from him. This complete and unabridged version from Hale's 1868 story collection includes many incidents cut from textbooks, as well as an illuminating introduction by the author which reveals unknown facts about the tale. Listen to it again for the very first time! Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Man Without a Country and Other Tales by Edward Everett Hale, 1868.
An undefended city. Citizens who have forgotten war. Enemies on the march. And seven dead heroes of old. One of the great fantasy writers of all time, Lord Dunsany was comfortable writing everything from opium dreams to darkly realistic modern fantasy, from novels to hit plays. Here he is with a high fantasy short story from 1908. Enjoy. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", at Gutenberg.
This 1912 fantasy short story tells of the quest of a valiant and shrewd knight to win the hoard of the Gibbelins. But it won't be easy. "The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. Their evil tower is joined to Terra Cognita, to the lands we know, by a bridge. Their hoard is beyond reason; avarice has no use for it; they have a separate cellar for emeralds and a separate cellar for sapphires; they have filled a hole with gold and dig it up when they need it. And the... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany, 1912.
An lonely old man with a vanished, disgraced son. A sweet Skye terrier who's always in disgrace. What's brewing in a town called Hopskotch? Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, June 1861
Memòria Prohibida - Pròleg Més que d'aventures és una obra d'escenari, és més important com és el món que no pas que hi passa. Seguint la trama reseguim el descobriment d'un món, un món conseqüencia d'uns fets anteriors alguns dels quals restaran per sempre més en el misteri. (Del pròleg de l'autor). ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.geocities.com/zioljda/capi/p.html
The English comedy classic continues, as Mr. Sponge begins his visit to Mr. Puffington. Mr. Puffington thinks Mr. Sponge is a famous sportswriter, and is desperate to impress him and get good press! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
Our diplomat detective is still desperate to detect that diamond, in this daring drama with a very different denouement. Do enjoy! ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: "In a Cellar" by Harriet Prescott Spofford
In the final ten chapters of this funny classic novel, Mr. Sponge confronts the New Year, children, and falling in love. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
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"Tirant lo Blanc is the best European novel of the fifteenth century," says Damaso Alonso in his excellent study.(1) Miguel de Cervantes, writing from the 17th century, affirms: "as far as style is concerned, this is the best book in the world."(2) If this is so, why has the novel all but disappeared from view? ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/378
Mr. Sponge hunts with Sir Harry Scattercash's hounds (yes, he actually gets to hunt). But he doesn't have quite as much fun as he should've had. And his host is growing impatient, both with his stay and his popularity with his wife. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy
This directory only contains a few chapters of Little Fuzzy. All of these chapters are also available over on the main page (because I put them there after the main page became available again). So this is pretty much a duplicate page, but I don't have the power to delete it as far as I know. Sorry for the confusion. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction Source: Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
This classic 1853 novel of British humor continues as Mr. Sponge -- hunter of foxes, rich wives, and the easily conned -- goes on a foxhunt and tries to sell a horse. Funny, sharp, interesting, and just plain fun. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees
A diamond company's detective must discover how an impossible robbery was done. George Griffith (1857-1906), a Welsh explorer, journalist, and writer, is best known today for his airship science fiction adventures, such as The Outlaws of the Air and The Angel of the Revolution. But he also wrote in other genres. Here he gives us a straight mystery. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
A short glimpse at a Russian family on the day before Lent begins. Written in 1887, and translated by Marian Fell, 1915. The Russian title literally translates as "On the Eve of the Fast". Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Holidays Source: Russian Silhouettes, 1915. Translated by Marian Fell.
The classic Dr. Thorndyke mystery continues. When is a fingerprint not proof? The plot thickens, things begin to look very black for the suspect, Dr. Jervis gets into heart trouble, and Dr. Thorndyke nearly gets his brains racked. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
The classic forensic technology Edwardian mystery concludes. Now it's time for courtroom drama in the Old Bailey. But the problem isn't so much whodunit as howdunit. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
The mysteries of Cullerne begin to manifest, as Mrs. Joliffe receives a flattering offer to buy a worthless painting, and a mysterious stranger appears. The church organist has the strange impression that he's being followed and watched. And nobody will listen to Mr. Westray, the young architect, and his fears that the church tower is ready to fall.... By the author of Moonfleet and The Lost Stradivarius. Part 1 Part 2 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner, 1903.
Cullerne is a tiny marsh town which once was a great seaport. Westray, a young architect working for a restoration firm, comes to help fix its massive church. But before he's even been in town a day, he's already learning about the strange cracks running through its residents as well as the church tower. By the author of Moonfleet, and The Lost Stradivarius. Part 1 | Part 3 Sorry for all the accumulating parts, but the archive.org servers keep filling up before I can put up more parts! The... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner, 1903.
The classic mystery of Edwardian forensics continues. We visit the suspect at Holloway Prison (the author seems rightly critical of visitation conditions for prisoners' friends), and wonder what Thorndyke's planning. And why someone keeps trying to kill him. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
Couples walk together dreaming magnificent dreams, passing others who are older but have not yet achieved the stuff their dreams were once made of. But what is the worth of a man who makes others' dreams come true -- even at the cost of his own? Murray Leinster would one day become known for his tales of science fiction. But here is a younger Leinster, writing a very different sort of story. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, romance Source: Argosy All-Story Weekly, Aug. 5, 1922
In this 1913 short story collection, a woman does wrong, gets on the wrong side of the law -- then becomes a very odd sort of detective, fighting for others who've done wrong but still deserve justice. Each story stands alone, but is just one chapter in the collection as a whole. Arthur B. Reeves was best known as the author of the Craig Kennedy detective series, but here's more of his prolific output. His interest in science and technology combines with personal criminological research to make... Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: Constance Dunlap by Arthur B. Reeves, 1913.
Mr Sponge's epic tour of foxhunting England continues! Jack Spraggon comes to Jawleyford Court while Mr. Jawleyford pretends to be too sick for company, and Mr. Sponge attempts once more to ride with Lord Scamperdale's Flat Hat Hunt. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees
As Dr. Berkeley's dreams crumble, new evidence is discovered. And it may be a matter of life or death for his friends.... Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance
Prose translation (into Malory-style English) of a Arthurian romance in verse written in medieval Dutch. It tells the story of Sir Perceval's nephew, Morien, son of a princess of the Moors. He comes to Britain on a quest to find his vanished father. After some misunderstanding, he is joined on his quest by Sir Lancelot and Sir Gawain. Notable for its positive portrayal of an African knight, but also an interesting story, well-told. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Arthurian Source: The Romance of Morien, tr. by Jessie L. Weston
The first part of this 1920 mystery story from the Dr. Fortune series sends a young doctor to deal with an archduke's mysterious mishap. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: Call Mr. Fortune, by H.C. Bailey
Three very different men take a train through the English countryside. Why are they all going to the same place for Christmas? ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Christmas Source: A Christmas Mystery: The Story of Three Wise Men by Wiliam J. Locke, 1910.